Burn injuries are some of the most common and serious personal injuries. They also can be some of the most costly to recover from because they often require extensive and specialized medical treatment.
While fire is often the main cause of burn injuries, there are many different causes for burn injuries including steam, hot water, electricity, smoke, hot air, and chemicals.
There is a very large spectrum of severity when it comes to burn injuries, however they are typically assessed by two criteria. The first is the amount of surface area that is affected by the burn. The second is the deepness of the burn. This is most frequently the factor that determines the extent of medical treatments and costs. Besides damaging the skin, deep burns can have lasting and even permanent effects on muscles, bones and inner organs. They also are higher risk for added complications from infections and other bodily imbalances.
Do I have a case?
If you have been burned badly enough to need medical attention and will be left with scarring, tissue damage, infections, loss of feeling, organ failure, circulation problems, hearing or vision failure, breathing difficulty, or any other type of serious injury, and you were not at fault, you may be eligible to file a burn injury lawsuit.
If someone else caused the accident, either by accident or intentionally you may want to file a suit against them. If the fire was caused by a defect in equipment, you can sue the manufacturer. It is common for people who file actions to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, changes to normal life, disability, disfigurement, or other negative consequences of the burn.
Contact us with any questions
If you think you have a case, or have any questions regarding burn injuries, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule a free consultation. We will walk you through every step of the process.